Saturday, August 21, 2010

RECIPE: Merlot & Onion Marmalade, Irish Hotel Barge SHANNON PRINCESS II

Here's a tasty recipe from the Irish Hotel Barge / River Cruiser, SHANNON PRINCESS II.

I agree with Olivia that this would be wonderful with goat cheese.  Oh, how I miss my fromage de chèvre. It is way too expensive here in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.  One of the first things we'll do when we return to St Martin is to buy cheese! Watch out when we get to the "real" France... don't get in our way between us and the Fromagerie :)

I digress... Here's our latest recipe from Shannon Princess


We use lots of this onboard.

It is super with goats & sheeps cheeses, artichokes, roast peppers, baked aubergines, any game, or as part of a tapas or nibbles platter. Excellent served hot or cold. It can be refrigerated in jars for at least 2 weeks.

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 6 medium Red Onions, thinly sliced
  • 350 ml Merlot Wine
  • 50 ml Red Wine Vinegar
  • 70 grams Sugar
  • Seasalt & Coarse Black Pepper
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Melt the onions in the olive oil in a deep pot.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add  the Merlot, grenadine and vinegar. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the liquid by about half, now add the sugar and let simmer.
  • The marmalade should have a jammy consistency and be a lovely rich purple colour.
  • This might take 20-30 minutes.
  • Pack into jars, let cool and store in your fridge.
Barging in Ireland. The Irish Hotel Barge SHANNON PRINCESS II, cruises the River Shannon between Athlone and Killaloe. The Shannon Princess accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins all of which have private ensuite bathrooms, and can be configured with either 2 twin beds or a queen. Shannon Princess can be booked by the cabin on a shared cabin cruise week, or for private charter.

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